Auld reekie



noun
(Scot) a nickname for Edinburgh
Historical Examples

She is to be found in every street and alley of auld reekie, till her work is accomplished.
Wilson’s Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume I Various

Remember, lads, the fate of auld reekie is now in your hands!
The Great War in England in 1897 William Le Queux

I suppose you are now home again in auld reekie: that abode of bliss does not much attract me yet a bit.
The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson – Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25) Robert Louis Stevenson

Clark and Wordie lived opposite in a room called “auld reekie.”
South! Sir Ernest Shackleton

Bobbles was Lady auld reekie, a fair young craft of light timber and many sails.
The Monster Edgar Saltus

Perhaps a smoke-cloud makes a nearer sky for the town itself, this auld reekie.
The Spell of Scotland Keith Clark

I hope your impressions will continue agreeable; my associations with auld reekie are very friendly.
More Letters of Charles Darwin Charles Darwin

It was, I suppose, from this distant aspect that she got her nickname of auld reekie.
The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson – Swanston Edition Robert Louis Stevenson

My home has principally been in Rotterdam; but my heart has ever been in auld reekie.
Wilson’s Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Various

This had all been arranged at auld reekie Castle during the last winter, and the reader knows the result.
The Way We Live Now Anthony Trollope

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